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The Terminus of Alaska’s Thirty-five Million Dollar Government Owned Railroad System
~ IT | The Gateway The Gateway . to the _ . ° . ,f. , . . i- Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of ’ (1 ’ tj . Gold Fields Matanuska 1_ _I ■ -... f • _ nvrni TQuun n\uv PvrPPT siiNTiAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS _ PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY _________ v.,1 • n„ M i SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1915. Ten Cents the Copy — .. i ■■■' "" ' 1 ■"""1""" 't. —i-'—'i.—-— — —— RUSSIAN WARSHIPS SINK NEARLY 200 BOATS OF /ft /fv /fi >iy (f| W $ $ $ W Q\ W W W W W THE ENEMY IN THE BLACK AND BALTIC SEAS DENIES KAISER SAID WAR END IN OCTOBER RUSSIANS SINK 150 BOATS. PETROGRAD, July 28.—Russian destroyers sank one hundred and fifty sail boats belonging to Germans in the Baltic last Saturday. The little vessels were found close to the south shore of the Baltic in most instances and fell an easy prey to our ships. KAISER DID NOT SAY SO. BERLIN, July 28—The Tageblatt, perhaps the most powerful newspaper in the empire and one that is sup posed to be inspired from the throne itself, has come out with a statement to the effect that the kaiser never said that the war would end in October. This statement was attributed to the emperor by some people at home and caused a sort of sensation in other countries as it indi cated the existence of some means in the possession of Germany to bring the conflict to a sudden ending. BERLIN WAR REPORTS BERLIN, July 28.—The German under secretary of state declared today that Germany will stand firm in its position taken up with respect to the protests by the United States government but that there will be no break with Washington. This morning's reports include a state ment to the effect that the total number of allied airships destroyed by the Teutons since the beginning of the war s one hundred and forty. It is also reported that a Ger lan submarine has sunk the French submarine Mariotte uerDardanelles. Nothing is said this morning about tnc progress of the war on either front but dispatches are expected before the close of the day, particularly from the east where events of supreme importance are expected to occur quickly. — ■ ■ ..— AUSTRIA CALLS MIDDLE-AGED LONDON. July 28.—Austria has called out her mid dle-aged reserves to the colors and this call will mean the addition of seven, hundred thousand men to her armies. While the number is regarded here as far greater than anyone had expected Austria could command the quality of soldiers that can be produced from such material is not believed to be of much value. The call is believed to have been issued with a view to pressing the war against Italy and Russia to the limit before the coming of another winter. _ SWEDISH ARMY DOUBLED. COPENHAGEN, July 28—Since the beginning of the war the Swedish army has been gradually increased until it is now double the size it was at the beginning. It has now enrolled under its banners live hundred and forty thousand men. The rumors that the Swedish government is secretly discussing the possibility of entering the war continue to be circulated. GERMANS SINK NEUTRALS. LONDON. July 28.—German submarines have sunk the Swedish steamer Emma and three Danish schooners called Maria, Neptuna and Lena. The ships were sunk, according to the German account, because they were car rying contraband of war to this country, but this is de nied. Protests will be sent by the Danish and Swedish governments to Berlin. RUSSIANS SINK MANY TURKS PETROGRAD. July 28.—The Russian fleet in the Black sea has sunk forty small Turkish coalers and has destroyed a Turkish coal dock on the Asia Minor shore. The result has been that many Turkish factories have been compelled to close down and the manufacture of munitions of war for the enemy has been seriously cur tailed. U. S. WANTS TO KNOW. BERLIN, July 28.—A note has been received from the American government enquiring for an explanation of the attempt on the part of a German submarine to sink the steamer Orduna. Notes of inquiry are coming so fre quently from Washington recently that they are begin ning to lose their weight but they are having the effect of irritating the German people and increasing the unfriend ly feeling. MAKES AEROPLANE INVISIBLE AMSTERDAM, July 28.—Knaubel, a German, has in vented a transparent, non-combustible covering for aero planes which will render them invisible at an altitude of three thousand feet. The covering enables the aviator to see all around and underneath him while he and his ship cannot be seen at all. This, of course, is all that is known at present of the invention. BRYAN ROASTS JINGOES OF ROOSEVELT CLASS. ■.. They Want a Few Spoonfuls of Blood Daily as a Moral Tonic Says Commoner. SACRAMENTO, July 28.—As an offset to the war campaign that Theodore Roosevelt is now conduct ing in this state William Jennings Bryan addressed a great meeting in favor of peace here last night. He advocated the use of the proposed two billion and a half war preparation fund for the building of merchant steamships that the United States might increase its prosperity. Few besides jingoes and those personally interested in the profits accruing from war, said Mr. Bryan in effect, ever consider that the taking of several spoonfuls of blood daily would act as a moral tonic. This telling phrase was cheered to the echo and was sup posed to have been a direct answer to the assertions of Roosevelt and others that war would have a good rather than an ill effect on the people. EASTLAND CAPTAIN MAY BE INDICTED. Harbor Master States That He Warn ed the Captain That Vessel Was Listing. CHICAGO, July 28.—Captain Ped erson, of the Eastland may be indict ed for manslaughter. The harbor master, at the inquest yesterday, said he warned the captain that the ship was listing and he further stated that the captain was unable to right her and must have known the condi tion of the ship to be dangerous. An expert who gave testimony said he blamed overloading and underballast, ing and the grounding of the ship for the catastrophe. ALASKA NORTHERN R .R. GRADUALLY OPENS UP. Car Goes to Mile Fifty-five For the First Time Since Nine teen Twelve. The Alaska Northern railroad is again opened to Mile Fifty-five for the first time since 1912, the car hav ing now traveled to that point after improvements made under Engineer W. J. H. Fogelstrom, who with Ben jamin L. Campbell and A. L. Davis, has just finished work to that part of the road. They returned Monday. Mr. Fogelstrom say's some of the bents were taken out by the flood from Spencer glacier. f __J- V BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES OF ALASKA __ According to the July number of the All-Alaska Review there were forty-five births, twenty-six deaths and twenty-five marriages in all Alaska since the issue of the June number of the Review. This includes Dawson and the Yukon, which, con trary to public belief, is really part of Alaska. In former times all the northwestern part of the continent was called Alaska, which many peo ple do not know. Some of the deaths, births and marriages, but only a few, took place outside, but the principals were Alaskans. A meeting of the fire department will take place in A.- B. hall this ' evening after the conclusion of the Christian Science meeting. That will ! be about 9 o’clock. The meeting will ; resolve itself into a complimentary affair in honor of Charley Martin,1 who will leave for the outside on the Diana. j MOB MURDERS A PRESIDENT DRAG HEAD OF HAYTIEN RE PUBLIC FROM FRENCH LEGA TION AND SHOOT HIM. PORT AU PRINCE, July 28.— Like a horde of howling savages a great mob of people stormed the French legation in this city this af ternoon, dragged President Guil laume outside the gates and shot him to death in the street. President Guillaume had taken refuge in the legation when the gang set fire to his palace and he believed that under the flag of the French republic he was safe. The French minister and mem. hers of his staff did all that was pos sible to save the president from his doom, but the mob was apparently carried away by a frenzy that made it incapable of listening to any dic tates but those of murder. They stormed through the building and when they came to the apartment in which the president was hidden they dragged him forth. It is said that he was almost literally riddled with bullets. Trouble is now expected \ with France because of the violation j of the legation. As a result of the i fighting which took place in the j streets the city has been set afire in j several places and half of it is now aflame, so that a veritable inferno reigns everywhere. It is expected that Bobo will declare himself presi dent today as his side is now in full control, unless exception be made of a few faithful adherents of the old regime who are still fighting against hopeless odds. CAPE H ATI EX, July 28.—The United States cruiser Washington, with Admiral Caperton and eight hundred men, has started for Port au Prince to protect American interests and, if necessary, to prevent further wanton bloodshed. It is regarded as possible that the warship will also look into the violation of the French legation. 1 BEAUTIFUL I.AKK KENAI, NEAR SEWARD, ALASKA WAR DOUBLES STEEL TRADE OF AMERICA. NEW YORK, July 28.—The report of the Steel trust shows that the trade has doubled in the past six months. This is due entirely to the great war and the orders for munitions of all kinds from the Allied nations. TWENTY-SIX BIRTHS IN MONTH FIRST DIVISION According to the condensed news columns of the All-Alaska Review twenty-six births took place in the First division during the period be tween the publication of the June and July issues of the Review. In the same period thirteen deaths took place, four of which were accidents and three suicides. In the same period in the same division six mar riages were solemnized. BODIES FOUND MILES FROM WHERE SHIP SANK CHICAGO, July 28.—Bodies that drifted down the river from the scene of the Eastland disaster are being picked up miles away. The funerals are taking place daily. Nothing very new developed in the inquest this af. ternoon, but it seems clear that crim inal negligence can be easily shown. None of the testimony so far has borne out the statements to the effect that the government inspectors were responsible. WATSON MIDNIGHT. The Admiral Watson will arrive here at midnight tonight, according to w’ord received by Agent Wayne Blue. SAID GERMANS LOST 500,000 AT WARSAW CALLS PEACE ADVOCATES A LOT OF OLD WOMEN. i Theodore Roosevelt Still Jumping On Those Who Want to Keep Country From War. SAN DIEGO, July 28.—In a state ment here last night Theodore Roose velt declared that the meetings of peace advocates that are now taking place throughout the country are nothing but gatherings of old women of both sexes. The former president seems to be bent on declaring war against Germany and as a conse quence a strong guard is being main tained to prevent attempts against his person. ••• •> •> •> •> ❖ GUGGENHEIMS TO SPEND ❖ ❖ MILLIONS ON SMELTER. * _ ❖ TACOMA, July 27.—'The Guggen hcims are now preparing to spend millions on their great smelter here and it is assumed that from this time forward the shipments from the cop per mines of the Copper River valley will be maintained at a tremendous volume. The plans for the improve ment of the smelter are said to be complete. FLOODS KILL MANY IN AN ISLAND OF KOREA. TOKIO, July 28.—Great floods have taken many lives and destroyed an immense amount of property on the island of Hokkaido off the coast of Korea. The exact number of the people lost has not been stated. WASHINGTON STATE COURT UPHOLDS PROHIBITION LAW. OLYMPIA. July 28.—The superior court here has upheld the prohibition law and there seems to be no way by which the decision of the people at the election can be nullified. GERMANS LOST HALF MILLION. LONDON, July 28.—The German losses in the pres ent campaign against Warsaw amount to half a million men. The same prodigality of life is exhibited by the Teutons, in their effort to rush the Russian campaign to ; an end, that was shown by them in their first campaign against the allies in the west. Added to this is the fact that the Russian positions are exceedingly strong and the : offensive tactics of the attackers leave them open to ter ' rible punishment. CARS FOR RUSSIA. SEATTLE, July 28.—The Frank Waterhouse com pany has chartered seven steamers here to take seventy five hundred railroad cars to Vladivostok for use by the Russian army. The cars will be loaded on here and taken direct across the Pacific. ITALIANS WINNING ROME, July 28—The Italians have captured Aus trian positions at Gorizia, but have not yet, contrary to report, captured th^city. The positions now occupied by our troops, however, command the situation and far i greater successes will probably result from the initial victory. U. S. ITALIANS HOME. NAPLES, July 28.—Two thousand Italians have ar | rived here from the United States to fight against Aus ! tria. Several other thousands are expected to follow im j mediately and it is thought that the number of returning ; Italian-Americans will be great enough to form quite a respectable army in itself. CARPATHIA CHASED NEW YORK, July 28—The great liner Carpathia ar i rived here last night after having escaped a chasing Ger man submarine. The submersible came in sight near the British shore at the beginning of the westward voyage but the superior speed of the liner permitted her easily to outdistance the war vessel. - PORTUGUESE TROOPS KILL 15 RIOTERS LISBON, July 28— During a fierce riot yesterday fifteen people were killed by the troops that were called out to quell a disturbance at Alanego. The rioters had attacked the mu nicipal building and refused to stop w hen ordered to do so by the authori ties. When the police attacked the crowd the people offered resistance and troops were finally called. The rioting still continued until the sol diers received orders to fire. HENRY JAMES QUITS lT. S. AND IS BRITISH SUBJECT. NEW YORK, July 28.—Henry James, the famous novelist, has abandoned his American citizenship and has been naturalized a subject of Great Britain. Much criticism is being written in the newspapers here because of his decision. He is said to have decalred, what so many have said before, that the atmosphere of life in the Uni tad States is sufficient to wither art and literature. ONE OF THE MADEROS ARRIVES IN SAN DIEGO. SAN DIEGO, July 28.—Albert Madero, uncle of Francisco Madero, former president of Mexico, has ar rived here in company with a Nogales banker. In an interview he tells of an interesting plot for the overthrow of Carranza. STRIKERS GO TO WORK. BAYONNE, July 28.—Most of the strikers have returned to work and the trouble seems to be all over. The superintendent and the deputies who were arrested for inciting the riots have been released on bonds and will be tried at the next term of court. GOVERNOR KILLED AFTER EXECUTING MANY MEN. FORT AU PRINCE, July 28.—Gen eral Oscar, governor of Port au Prince, was riddled with bullets last night just after the execution of one hundred and sixty people had been carried out under his orders. Among those executed was Samor, the former president of Hayti. The city has been in a panic for several days and has been reduced to the most frightful conditions. JANE ADDAMSCONFERS WITH THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, July 28. — Jane Addams and President Wilson have held a long conference and it is as sumed that the subject for discussion was the war in Europe and possible steps that might be taken to offer the good offices of the United States to bring about peace. The conference was held before the president left for Cornish but was kept secret. INTENSE STORM SWEEPS A PART OF MONTANA. LIVINGSTON, Montana, July 28.— An intense storm swept through the central part of Montana last night and created much damage. The riv ers rose and the water is now a foot deep in the business section of this city. LONGFELLOW’S DAUGHTER DEAD. LANCASTER, Mass., July 28.—A daughter of Longfellow has passed away here in the person of Mrs. Richard Dana, the wife of a Boston lawyer. Mrs. Charles Dehen and Mrs. A. B. Jones went over the trail yesterday morning to Anchorage.